Everyone wants to be an influencer, but it seems as if very few know how to get started. Becoming an influencer can be difficult, it is not like any other job where you can turn in a resume and go an interview. You have to grow your following, make sure they are interacting with your posts and hope that a company reaches out to you about promoting their products.
The first thing you have to do to become an influencer is have a loyal following. At this point it does not matter how many followers you have, it matters how interactive your following is. Someone who has 200 followers and gets an average of 10 retweets is more valuable than a person with 2,000 followers that gets an average of 1 retweet.
You can grow an interactive, loyal following by posting valuable content and posting frequently. Don't just spam your feed with random posts and pictures to get yourself out there, make sure there is significant value in everything you post. This value can come from being humorous, making your followers day better or being relatable.
You can also sign up for REACHur. REACHur is a platform that allows social media users to sign up and get paid for their social media postings. Businesses start campaigns where they have specific demographics they want to target, if you match those demographics, you are asked to either tweet, retweet, post on instagram, or post an instagram story. Once you post, you're paid. This is a good way to get your foot in the door as an influencer and get your name out there, all while being paid.